Kalanchoe beharensis aka Felt Plant

March 10, 2016

I love my Felt Plants.  They add such a beautiful color and texture to my garden, in addition to being a show-stopper plant.

In the Crassulaceae Family, the Kalanchoe beharensis aka Felt Plant is rather slow growing.  I got my first starts from my gardening friends, Greg and Val, who have a gigantic specimen growing on their north facing garage wall.  Greg has to do a good clean out once in a while and so he has gifted me pieces along the way.  I’ve had the good fortune to be given branches so they are easy to stick in a pot and then it’s a waiting game.

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Once in a while I have to snap off a leaf that’s hanging into the walkway and I try to g et pups from the leaf.  Again, it’s a test of patience so I stick the leaf in a cool, dry place and check on the progress occasionally.  This leaf rewarded me with a nice collection of pups to I pulled apart to replant.

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I potted the five pieces above into a pot, and just let it do it’s thing for a while.  Patience is a virtue!

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Once these babies get rooted, I repot and give them away.

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